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Edited by Sophia Grene ... A Life in Postcards The Writings of Melosina Lenox-Conyngham
Edited by Sophia Grene

A Life in Postcards The Writings of Melosina Lenox-Conyngham


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Many people will remember Melosina's voice from 'Sunday Miscellany', where these pieces were first broadcast, or have read them in 'Irishwoman's Diary' in The Irish Times. Fewer may have discovered her intriguin...

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Oona Frawley ... A New and Complex Sensation
Oona Frawley

A New and Complex Sensation


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This eclectic and probing collection of essays celebrates the centenary of the first publication of stories from James Joyce's 'Dubliners' in 1904. Since its publication in book form in 1914, 'Dubliners' has becom...

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Padraic Fallon & Edited by Brian Fallon ... A Poet's Journal and Other Writings
Padraic Fallon & Edited by Brian Fallon

A Poet's Journal and Other Writings


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A powerful and authoritative selection of critical essays and reviews by poet Padraic Fallon. Skilfully compiled and edited by his son Brian Fallon, this book is published to mark the centenary of his father's birth, and testifies to the enduring ...

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Otto Rauchbauer ... Ancestral Voices The Big House in Anglo-Irish Literature
Otto Rauchbauer

Ancestral Voices The Big House in Anglo-Irish Literature


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The Big House motif has long been prominent in Anglo-Irish literature, but a comprehensive study of the subject is still awaited. Ancestral Voices brings together new essays on relevant work by Ma...

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David Lloyd ... Anomalous States, Irish Writing and the Post-Colonial Moment
David Lloyd

Anomalous States, Irish Writing and the Post-Colonial Moment


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'Anomalous States' is an archaeology of modern Irish writing. David Lloyd begins with recent questioning of Irish identity in the wake of the northern conflict and returns to the complex t...

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John Partridge (alias John Martin) ... Bums, Farts & Other Inappropriate Acts
John Partridge (alias John Martin)

Bums, Farts & Other Inappropriate Acts


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In this work John Partridge (assisted by John Martin) proves that Jonathan Swift was the author of The Benefit of Farting and Arse Musica (1722 and subsequent editions). The volume contains a poem about Hester (Vanessa) Van Ho...

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Sybil Le Brocquy ... Cadenus & Swift's Most Valuable Friend
Sybil Le Brocquy

Cadenus & Swift's Most Valuable Friend


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These books are being reissued as they appeared in the first Dolmen Press editions in one composite volume, with an invaluable, contextual introduction by eighteenth-century Swift scholar Andrew Carpenter....

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Chris Morash (Ed.) ... Creativity and its Contexts
Chris Morash (Ed.)

Creativity and its Contexts


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Two poets, a playwright and a novelist - Michael Longley, Eavan Boland, Frank McGuiness and Anita Desai - explore in these essays aspects of the imaginative process as each has experienced it: four major writers, four sensibilities, fo...

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Hugh McFadden ... Crystal Clear: The Selected Prose of John Jordan
Hugh McFadden

Crystal Clear: The Selected Prose of John Jordan


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Writer, poet, lecturer, broadcaster and man-of -letters, John Jordan (1930-88) was a distinguished scholar-critic in the Dublin of his day, teaching English at University College Dublin (1955-66) and at th...

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Hubert Butler ... Escape from the Anthill
Hubert Butler

Escape from the Anthill


 

'Opening Hubert Butler's book of essays is like discovering gold. He has all the essayists's gifts: a clear, strong p...

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Robert Lynd. Edited and introduced by Sean McMahon ... Galway of the Races
Robert Lynd. Edited and introduced by Sean McMahon

Galway of the Races


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Born of a Belfast manse, ROBERT LYND (1879-1949) became one of the most graceful and favoured writers of the early century, and had some thirty books published in his lifetime. The essays in Galway of the Races represent his w...

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Hubert Butler. Foreword by Dervla Murphy ... Grandmother and Wolfe Tone
Hubert Butler. Foreword by Dervla Murphy

Grandmother and Wolfe Tone


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'The finest and most penetrating essayist this country has produced this century ... there is not a dull page in this civil...

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R.B McDowell ... Historical Essays 1938-2001
R.B McDowell

Historical Essays 1938-2001


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'No one alive has waded through more collections of correspondence, legislation, administrative records, ecclesiastical and collegiate fasti, than Professor McDowell. His knowledge of the fine print of the eighteenth and nineteenth...

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Hubert Butler ... In The Land of Nod
Hubert Butler

In The Land of Nod


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In The Land of Nod is the fourth and final volume of Hubert Butler's essays and crowns a remarkable literary odyssey. As Neal Ascherson writes: 'When the first collection appeared in 1985 he was already an old man/ His...

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W.J. McCormack (Ed.) ... In The Prison of his Days: A Miscellany for Nelson Mandela on his 70th Birthday
W.J. McCormack (Ed.)

In The Prison of his Days: A Miscellany for Nelson Mandela on his 70th Birthday


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In The Prison of his Days: A Miscellany for Nelson Mandela on His 70th Birthday includes work by the following authors:

Chinua Achebe, John Banville, Samuel Beckett, Mary Benson, Edwa...

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Fritz Senn & Christine O'Neill (Eds) ... Inductive Scrutinies: Focus On Joyce
Fritz Senn & Christine O'Neill (Eds)

Inductive Scrutinies: Focus On Joyce


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Inductive Scrutinies gathers some of Fritz Senn's major essays of the last ten years. Based principally on Ulysses, they display anew his regard for Joyce's text in all its detail. The selection does not attempt a broa...

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Nicholas Grene (Ed) ... Interpreting Synge: Essays from the Synge Summer School, 1991-2000
Nicholas Grene (Ed)

Interpreting Synge: Essays from the Synge Summer School, 1991-2000


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John Millington Synge, controversial in his own time and long established as a major figure of world theatre, has nonetheless su...

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Terence Brown ... Ireland's Literature: Selected Essays
Terence Brown

Ireland's Literature: Selected Essays


 

These witty and informing essays range across Ireland's Victorian and twentieth-century literature with special attention to the social and historical backgrounds. The poet Tom Moore, novelist-priest P.A. Sheenan, professor-critic ...

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J.P. Donleavy ... J.P Donleavy: An Author and His Image
J.P. Donleavy

J.P Donleavy: An Author and His Image


 

J. P. Donleavy has been writing now for forty-five years and, as he admits, an answer to the question why is ‘ difficult to dig out of a long past’. Yet over these pages he author’s query is largely answered for him: ...

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Margaret Kelleher (Ed.) ... Making It New: Essays on the Revised Leaving Certificate English Syllabus
Margaret Kelleher (Ed.)

Making It New: Essays on the Revised Leaving Certificate English Syllabus


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Making It New appears on the occasion of the first major revision of the Leaving Certificate English syllabus in thirty years. This pioneering collection of essays examines the core authors and te...

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Tim Robinson ... My Time in Space
Tim Robinson

My Time in Space


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'This is a stimulating book of exploration, experience and philosophical meditation. As always with Robinson, the writing is exact and eloquent, the terrritory exciting. This is a book to cherish and r...

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Flann O'Brien ... Myles Away From Dublin
Flann O'Brien

Myles Away From Dublin


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Flann O’Brien (Brian O’Nolan, aka Myles na Gopaleen) adopted not only a new name (George Knowall) for these rarely seen pieces, but also a new persona.

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Flann O'Brien ... Myles Before Myles
Flann O'Brien

Myles Before Myles


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Myles Before Myles is a wonderfully funny selection of writings from the pen of Brian O’Nolan (aka Flann O’Brien, Myles na Gopaleen, George Knowall).

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Marjorie Quarton ... Part-Time Writer: Notes & Reflections
Marjorie Quarton

Part-Time Writer: Notes & Reflections


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"I can't imagine a more sensible and useful guide for the would-be writer, part-time or not" - from the Foreword by Diana Athill

 

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Clíodhna Ní Anluain ... Reading the Future
Clíodhna Ní Anluain

Reading the Future


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A fascinating series of interviews offering insight into the lives and work of twelve great Irish writers, as selected by an eclectic panel of avid readers for the RTE Radio One series Reading the Futur...

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D. Dickson & C. O Grada ... Refiguring Ireland: Essays in Honour of L.M. Cullen
D. Dickson & C. O Grada

Refiguring Ireland: Essays in Honour of L.M. Cullen


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This collection of essays has been specially commissioned in order to mark the quite exceptional contribution that Louis Cullen has made to historical studies in Ireland and abroad over the last forty-five...

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Tim Robinson ... Setting Foot on the Shores of Connemara and Other Writings
Tim Robinson

Setting Foot on the Shores of Connemara and Other Writings


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'Potent and original.' - The Irish Times

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Madelaine Kingston ... Stimulus of Sin: Selected Writings of John Broderick
Madelaine Kingston

Stimulus of Sin: Selected Writings of John Broderick


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Athlone-born writer John Broderick was an astringent commentator on the rapidly shifting mores of Ireland from the 1950s to the 1980s. Better known for his novels, he was also a prolific reviewer and essay...

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Tim Robinson ... Stones of Aran: Labyrinth
Tim Robinson

Stones of Aran: Labyrinth


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Like J.M. Synge almost a century before him, Tim Robinson portrays the inner and outer life of a landscape and its inhabitants. Encyclopedia of myth and reality, herbal, love-letter, missal, jest-book, ant...

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Tim Robinson ... Tales and Imaginings
Tim Robinson

Tales and Imaginings


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From the two volumes of Stones of Aran to the essays collected in Setting Foot on the Shores of Connemara and My Time in Space

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WJ McCormack ... The Battle of the Books
WJ McCormack

The Battle of the Books


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The war of words between critics and writers is no paper conflict but affects daily life where literature and politics interact. The twentieth-century concern is nowhere more evident than in Ireland today where the growin...

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Hubert Butler. Foreword by Roy Foster ... The Children of Drancy
Hubert Butler. Foreword by Roy Foster

The Children of Drancy


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With Escape from the Anthill, his first volume of essays, Hubert Butler became universally acclaimed as one of Ireland...

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Maurice Harmon (ed.) ... The Dolmen Press (Limited edition)
Maurice Harmon (ed.)

The Dolmen Press (Limited edition)


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The Dolmen Press, which operated under the guiding hand of Liam Miller from 1951 to 1987, was a beacon in a dark time for Irish publishing and occupies a central position in the story of Irish poe...

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Maurice Harmon ... The Dolmen Press: A Celebration
Maurice Harmon

The Dolmen Press: A Celebration


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The Dolmen Press, which operated under the guiding hand of Liam Miller from 1951 to 1987, was a beacon in a dark time for Irish publishing and occupies a central position in the story of Irish poetry after...

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Desmond Hogan ... The Edge of the City: A Scrapbook 1976-91
Desmond Hogan

The Edge of the City: A Scrapbook 1976-91


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Desmond Hogan is one of Ireland's leading writers. In addition to his novels and stories, he has travelled widely (for various newspapers) to som...

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John Montague ... The Figure in the Cave and Other Essays
John Montague

The Figure in the Cave and Other Essays


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'That Montague is a significant poet does not need proving. These essays show that he is almost equally formidable as an au...

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Flower, Robin ... The Irish Tradition
Flower, Robin

The Irish Tradition


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First published in 1947, these celebrated lectures and introductions to the medieval and modern Gaelic-speaking culture, which ...

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J.B Lyons ... What Did I Die Of?
J.B Lyons

What Did I Die Of?


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Medicine and literature are the unifying strands in this skilfully wrought tapestry of Irish biographical portraiture. It delineates the pioneering 18...

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